Clark Middle School & High School

Student/Parent Newsletter for May 15th - May 26th

Final Weeks of School - Last Newsletter for 2022-2023 School Year

Hi everyone,

It is hard to believe that we are in our final few weeks of the 2022-2023 school year at the Clark Middle & High School. There is so much to be thankful for. Last week we watched our FCCLA students receive recognition for their accomplishments. Our Seniors had Baccalaureate at Plymouth Congregational Church on Wednesday and became official graduates of Clark High School on Saturday, May 13th. Our students have worked so hard and it was amazing to see all of the families, teachers, and many from our community come out and celebrate their accomplishments. I am very proud of our Seniors and all of their hard work and efforts towards graduation.

These next few weeks we will finish our HS MAP testing with a few make-up sessions for those who missed last week. MS MAP testing is complete. As you can see from the activity schedule below, golf and track have a number of upcoming events. Semester tests will be May 25th and 26th for our High School students. On Thursday, May 18th our 8th graders will have their "People of Purpose" project displayed for students, parents, and community members to come in and see. This will go from 2:00 - 3:00 in the gym. Everyone is welcome to come and walk through as it is a "wax museum" type concept, but with various presentation formats from our students. You will be able to vote in various categories. The last week of school our Middle School will have an Awards Ceremony at Noon. We are excited to recognize our students for all of their accomplishments this school year. Please stop on in and celebrate with us.

As we end the school year, I want to thank all stakeholders for their support of the Clark School District. We could not have done it without you. While we have definitely had some heartache this year and challenges, we are so much stronger together as a school and community when we come together for our kids and work towards a common purpose. Our kids have made great gains this school year and we look forward to seeing future growth. Now, let's finish these last few weeks strong. We've got this together.


Ms. Heggelund


Calendar Snapshot

May 15th - May 26th

May 15th - JH Track NEC @ Sisseton 10:00 A.M., Varsity Golf @ Watertown Time TBD

May 16th - JH Golf @ Volga 11:00 A.M.

May 17th - Varsity Region 2A Track @ Estelline 12:00 P.M., 8th grade/KG Planting flowers in morning (leave after 2nd period to pick up KG, return to school by 11:40 for lunch)

May 18th - 8th Grade "People of Purpose" Projects displayed in gym from 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

May 19th - Varsity Golf @ Clear Lake 12:00 P.M.

May 22nd - Varsity Golf Region 1B @ Watertown

May 23rd - School will be dismissing @ 1:20 P.M. in the Elementary and 1:30 for the MS/HS

There will be no after school programs. This is due to the funeral of Bob Steffen (CHS School Board Member)

May 24th - 5th graders come up to MS all day and buddy up with 6th graders until the end of 7th period at 1:52 P.M., 2:00 Awards Ceremony for MS Students

May 25th - Semester Tests

May 26th - Semester Tests, Last day of school for all students, 1:30 P.M.

May 25th - May 27th - State Track Meet in Sioux Falls Time TBD

June 5-6 - Varsity State Golf Meet in Watertown 9:00 A.M.


Semester Test Policy

Semester Tests are scheduled for May 25th and 26th. Athletes participating in state track meet who are required to take the semester test will take prior to the state meet.

A semester test will take place at the end of the 1st semester and at the end of 2nd semester. Students will be exempt from 2nd semester tests if they meet one of the two following criteria:

  1. Student has missed four days or less of school and maintained an 85% or above in that class. Days counted as “missed school days” do not include those days considered exempt. Absences considered exempt include bereavement for an immediate family member, school activities, hospitalization, documented medical appointments, or college visits. Absences that may be excused, but DO count towards absences include: personal illness, family vacations, weddings, and special family events.

  2. A student with 5 - 10 absences must have a 97% or higher in that particular class.

Driver's Ed Opportunity

Drivers Ed sign-up form is at the office. Students interested in Driver’s Ed must turn 14 by September 1, 2023. Cost is $225 and will run May 30th- June 2nd , June 5th- 8th

Ms. Reed's Google Classroom Codes

Pre-ACT = cixfqr4 (optional/9th-10th only)

District ACT = ro7fzes (optional/11th-12th only)

National ACT = fqgwzc7 (optional/11th-12th only)

Accuplacer = pzpbw2v (optional/11th & 12th grade only)

Junior Class = ettq5cv (REQUIRED/11th grade only)

Sophomore Class = jkjhoxs (REQUIRED/10th grade only)

Freshman Class = brfkeno (REQUIRED/9th grade only)

South Dakota Center for Virtual Education (online classes) = 34uoepc (REQUIRED for those taking online classes)

Dual Credit = 46e2h75 (REQUIRED for those taking dual credit courses)

Regents Scholar Diploma = ob2lfc4

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship = 7vfcwnd

Student Council = dqwvjxr (REQUIRED/student council members)

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) = upqsujz

Senior Class = mfplktv (REQUIRED/12th only)

Student & Family Resources = 7ezdc4j (REQUIRED for ALL Students!)


Teen Police Academy June 12th - 16th

The Watertown Police Department is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for young people to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Department. The Teen Police Academy is an interactive program that focuses on educating young people about the police department’s mission, function, and processes. The Teen Police Academy brings officers and youth close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant. Each session provides hands-on activities, along with classroom instruction, and the Academy includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the department.

Ages 6 - 17 Camp Connection Opportunity - Flyer attached below

Camp Connection is a 2-day camp for children who are adjusting to the death of a love one. Developed by a licensed therapist, this camp promotes understanding, acceptance, healing, and hope through a program of playful and therapeutic activities. It is staffed by a licensed therapist and trained staff. This camp is offered at no cost to participants thanks to generous support from our Lawrence County community!

South Dakota Farmers Union Opportunity

The South Dakota Farmers Union is excited to host our annual State Senior Leadership Camp in the Black Hills June 11th - 16th, 2023. This camp is for all youth grades 7-12 (membership to Farmers Union not required) and provides a great opportunity for kids to learn valuable leadership skills while having fun and developing relationships.

South Dakota Farmers Union is passionate about our youth and ensuring the next generation is prepared to become strong leaders in our rural communities. We do this by offering youth programs that focus on developing leadership abilities, cultivating business skills, growing cultural awareness and developing entrepreneurial spirit.

USD Business Camp Opportunity

USD will be hosting business summer camp opportunities! The Business Analytics Adventure (BAA) and Summer Accounting Institute (SAI) are 5-day immersive experiences for high school students to explore the business world. The students will have a chance to work on business projects or case studies and learn more about careers in the business field. The students will have the opportunity to stay in the Coyote Village Dorms on the USD Vermillion campus and experience the Muenster University Center Campus Dinning Hall. Throughout the week, the students will have a chance to meet different professionals in the Accounting & Analytics Industry. There will also be many fun activities throughout the camp such as movies, game nights, and so much more.

This is the perfect opportunity for those who have an interest in business and want to kick start their career. No prior business knowledge is needed! The camps are available to 9th through 12th grade students. Students will also receive 1 college credit for participating in the camps. The camp fee is $100. This will include housing, dining, one college credit, and all activities. Fee Waivers may be available upon request.

Business Analytics Adventure - July 9th through the 13th, 2023

Take your business analytics skills to the next level and join the learning and fun this summer! Learn real-world business analytics from industry leaders and experience business projects at the Elite USD Ellis Finance and Analytics Lab. Gain business analytics experience outside of the classroom:

-Evaluate basic business analytics processes

-Develop potential project plans

-Tour companies & speak with leaders in Sioux Falls

-Engage in fun activities such as a movie at the Vermillion theater and games at the USD Esports Area

Summer Accounting Institute - July 9th through the 13th, 2023

-Explore the field of accounting

-Have a chance to win a Beacom School of Business Scholarship

-Meet other students from around the region

Registration closes May 26th, 2023.


Emma Groninger

Assistant Director of Recruiting

USD Beacom School of Business

(605) 658-6526

Dakota Dreams Career Exploration Summer Camps Applications Now Open!

South Dakota rising 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend FREE Career Explorations Camps, hosted this summer at BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSU and USD. These five-day camps will expose students to various career paths through fun, engaging and hands-on learning. By the end of camp, students will have a better understanding of themselves, their career interests and how their education prepares them for professions. For summer 2023, the program will accept 600 students total, 100 at each camp.

For more information and to help us promote the camps by downloading the toolkit, visit the Our Dakota Dreams website here.

If you have any questions at all please reach out to Molly Weisgram.

(P) 605-773-3455 | (F) 605-773-5320

Engineering Camp Opportunity for Grades 9 - 12

Below is a link about an upcoming FREE Engineering Camp at STC this summer (June 5-8, 2023). I think this is a great opportunity for your students that are grades 9-12. The camp includes snacks, lunch, and transportation to industry sites. Space is limited.


School Lunch for May 15th - May 26th

Monday, May 15th

Lunch: Taco Bar, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk

Tuesday, May 16th

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk

Wednesday, May 17th:

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk

Thursday, May 18th

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Pork Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk

Friday, May 19th

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Pizza, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk

Monday, May 22nd

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Italian Dunkers, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk,

Tuesday, May 23rd

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Hamburger/Bun, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk.

Wednesday May 24th

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Walking Taco, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk.

Thursday, May 25th

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Chicken Strips, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk.

Friday, May 26th

Breakfast: Cook Choice

Lunch: Subs and Chips, Salad Bar, Fruit and Milk.

Important MS/HS School Links & Downloads

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login

If you need a parent login please contact Alissa Reidburn at the High School (605) 532-3603.